Quantcast

Air Force shuts down Robert Morris 1-0 - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Air Force shuts down Robert Morris 1-0

Posted: Updated:

Billy Christopoulos stopped all 29 shots he faced and Erik Baskin netted the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Robert Morris in an Atlantic Hockey Conference game, Friday, Feb. 23, at Colonials Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa. With the win, Air Force clinched a first-round bye in the Atlantic Hockey playoffs. The Falcons can finish as high as third, but no  lower than fifth.

In the first five minutes of the game, Baskin gave the Falcons an early lead on a 3-on-2 rush. Zack Mirages gained the zone down the left wing and set up Baskin who skated down the slot at 4:03. In the final seconds of the first period, a major penalty and game misconduct was called on Mirageas.

Air Force killed the penalty, while allowing just two shots on goal. Just after the penalty expired, RMU’s Timmy Moore was called for a major for spearing. The Colonials killed the power play, allowing one shot. Christopoulos made three saves as RMU had two short-handed breakaways.

Early in the third period, the Colonials had three more breakaways, two of which were short-handed. Christopoulos stopped RMU’s two leading scorers, Brady Ferguson and Luke Lynch on short-handed breakaways and then stopped Micheal Lauria with an even-strength chance.

With 1:20 left in the third, RMU pulled its goalie for the extra attacker. The Colonials had four shots on goal and the Falcon defensemen blocked two. In the final seconds, Colonial Spencer Dorowitz had some open net on the back door, but hit the post once and then slid the puck through the crease and wide of the open net as time expired.

Robert Morris outshot Air Force, 29-23. Air Force was 0-for-5 on the power play while RMU was 0-for-3. RMU goalie Francis Marotte made 22 saves.

“We weren’t very good tonight,” head coach Frank Serratore said. “The only thing we did right is win. Billy was terrific for us again. We gave up way too many breakaways and we took some bad penalties. We were lucky tonight. I need to go buy a power-ball ticket. We have to play better tomorrow. We can’t take this performance into the playoffs.”

The same two teams conclude the two-game series, and the regular-season, on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:05 pm ET in Pittsburgh, Pa.

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Business owners, residents react to baseball stadium coming to Pueblo

    Business owners, residents react to baseball stadium coming to Pueblo

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-06-21 04:38:08 GMT

    The face of downtown Pueblo could change as we know it.  On Wednesday, the Orem Owlz announced they'd become the Pueblo Owlz come 2020. The new team is bringing a new stadium, three new hotels, and 400 new jobs.  For some Puebloans, the announcement is an exciting one with people hoping that the stadium will be great for family outings and the economy. For others though, this new business means they may have to say goodbye to their own.  Gene Ragulsky said,...

    The face of downtown Pueblo could change as we know it.  On Wednesday, the Orem Owlz announced they'd become the Pueblo Owlz come 2020. The new team is bringing a new stadium, three new hotels, and 400 new jobs.  For some Puebloans, the announcement is an exciting one with people hoping that the stadium will be great for family outings and the economy. For others though, this new business means they may have to say goodbye to their own.  Gene Ragulsky said,...

  • El Paso County Sheriff's deputies looking for missing woman

    El Paso County Sheriff's deputies looking for missing woman

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-06-21 01:46:14 GMT

    El Paso County Sheriff's deputies are looking for an at-risk woman who's been missing since early May. 

    El Paso County Sheriff's deputies are looking for an at-risk woman who's been missing since early May. 

  • Fountain Police Department raising money for auto glass repairs

    Fountain Police Department raising money for auto glass repairs

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-06-21 01:32:29 GMT

    Fountain Police Department is collaborating with multiple businesses and churches across the city to collect money for low-income families so they no longer have to drive a car with glass damage just because they can't afford repairs.

    Fountain Police Department is collaborating with multiple businesses and churches across the city to collect money for low-income families so they no longer have to drive a car with glass damage just because they can't afford repairs.

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2018, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?